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Tue May 9, 2017
Creep answered:
I would like to get some more information
on moving into a new house. What are the steps I'll need to make in here?
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
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Tue Apr 19, 2016
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The house cannot be sold until the taxes are paid. Most cases, the taxes will be paid at closing.
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Fri May 1, 2015
marie svec answered:
if you are asking about Bethpage, There is a LIRR station right in the middle of town.
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Sat Sep 6, 2014
Liz Schumann answered:
Dear Cristy - 4179 Harriet Road is NOW being offered as a short sale. I'm hosting an open house this Sunday 9/7/14 between 2-4 pm. Please stop by and have a look at this great real estate opportunity. If you have any questions please call my cell at 516-241-6617 or email at

Liz Schuman
Listing Agent
Century 21 Prevete
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps your question was cut off, what information are you seeking...for school information perhaps the links below may be of help, or better yet contact the school(s) directly for any necessary information...check for available area properties.
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Kurt Edwards asked:
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
According to MLS the referenced property was rented on 11/1/2013, therefore no longer available at this time.
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
According to MLS the property is for sale, not rent; for available area properties check the consumer version of MLS.
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Laura Carroll answered:
Where is your agent? they should be covering your back and making sure the appraisal worked with a ton of back up. You should have had another appraisal where your agent was there to fight for you. I would consult a lawyer and speak to your agent. ... more
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Jerrilynn Bould asked:
Wed Oct 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check or consider working with an agent; check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Good afternoon Y2k,

I've been helping First Time Buyers for 23 years as a mortgage professional and I will tell you what I have always told my clients here in New York: If you are a First Time Buyer, steer clear of foreclosures and short sales.

Foreclosures are someone else's headache. The home probably has not been well-maintained and you're a First Time Buyer adjusting to paying a mortgage. Do you really want to walk in the door to someone else's deferred maintenance that YOU will have to pay for? Also, if you're thinking there are deals to be had in terms of lower prices, mostly those "deals" go to professional investors who can pay cash, negotiate hard with a Lender, and close fast.

For Short Sales, my attitude of late is that First Time Buyers should steer clear. Short Sales tend to be a better deal for the homeowner than for the Buyer. You'll wait MONTHS for the homeowner's Lender to approve the short sale; maybe as long as Six or Seven Months. Meanwhile, you're stuck in a contract to buy that home. I closed a short sale recently with a Buyer who, after seven months said this at the closing table, "I don't even want this house anymore."

And he didn't even get the "deal" on price he thought he was getting! The house appraised for only slightly more than he paid for it at the short sale price. He walked into this deal thinking he was buying a home for $100,000 less than it's value. In the end that wasn't the case.

There are plenty of motivated Sellers with their homes listed on your local MLS. Go find a good Local Mortgage Banker, get prequalified, then find a great, experienced Realtor, and buy the home you want at the price you're willing to pay.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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